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Posted on November 21st, 2013 by Squeaker in Economics, LifeStyle Choices
Despite economic indicators pointing to a recovery, the US economy is still deep in the dumps. I genuinely feel sorry for the Americans described below. Their situations must be unbearable.
In all but two quarters since the beginning of 2011, “hair,” “eggs,” or “kidney” have been among the top four autofill results for the Google search query, “I want to sell my…,” according to Nicholas Colas, chief market strategist at New York-based ConvergEx Group, which provides brokerage and trading-related services for institutional investors.
While Americans can legally sell hair, breast milk and eggs, the sale and purchase of a kidney in the U.S. is against the law.
“The fact that people even explore it indicates that there are still a lot of people worried about their financial outlook,” said Colas, who tracks off-the-grid economic indicators. “This is very much unlike every other recovery that we’ve had. It’s going to be a slow-grinding, very frustrating recovery.” (Source)
It’s at desperate times like these when you can measure the true moral fibre of a nation. We’re seeing that nothing is sacred any more, not even the bodies of the living. Sad times, both economically and morally.
Pray for America.
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Read below and weep.
Why the hell is the government recommending that kids up to grade four show their genitals to other people and touch the genitals of adults? They’re obviously not talking about the parents because they already bathe their kids and see them naked. So they’re talking about other adults in the kids’ lives.
Tell me something. If a six-year old kid of your acquaintance asks if he/she can show you their genitals, would you say yes? I didn’t think so. What type of adult do you think will take these kids up on their offer? What kind of adult would let the kid touch their own genitals? Exactly. Does the government not realize that they’re inviting pedophiles to take advantage of children under the auspices of a government-endorsed parenting guide?
The kids haven’t even reached puberty and the State wants them looking at porn, masturbating, pretending to be the opposite sex and sticking objects up their rectum? Is this some sick joke?
Forget China. This is state-sanctioned child abuse right here in Canada. The PEI government should be sued.
Excerpt from the PEI guide:
“Natural and Healthy” behaviours for children up to age five include:
- “Touches the ‘private parts’ of familiar adults and children with hand or body.”
- “Puts something in own genitals or rectum one time for curiosity or exploration.”
- “Plays ‘doctor’ inspecting others’ bodies, including ‘private parts .’”
“Natural and Healthy” behaviours for children up to grade four include:
- “Plays ‘doctor’. The child inspects another child’s body, including ‘private parts’.”
- “Shows others his/her genitals in a private location.”
- “Plays games with same-aged children related to sex and sexuality.”
- Pretends to be opposite gender.
- “Wants to compare genitals with peer-aged friends.”
- “Looks at nude pictures on the Internet, videos, magazines, etc.” (Source)
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Posted on October 28th, 2013 by Paycheck in Gutter Morality
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Posted on October 17th, 2013 by Paycheck in Catholicism, Gutter Morality
From the 1921 encyclical, Sacra Propediem, by Pope Benedict XV; more relevant than ever:
From this point of view one cannot sufficiently deplore the blindness of so many women of every age and condition; made foolish by desire to please, they do not see to what a degree the indecency of their clothing shocks every honest man, and offends God. Most of them would formerly have blushed for those toilettes as for a grave fault against Christian modesty; now it does not suffice for them to exhibit them on the public thoroughfares; they do not fear to cross the threshold of the churches, to assist at the Holy sacrifice of the Mass, and even to bear the seducing food of shameful passions to the Eucharistic Table where one receives the heavenly Author of purity. And We speak not of those exotic and barbarous dances recently imported into fashionable circles, one more shocking than the other; one cannot imagine anything more suitable for banishing all the remains of modesty.
What some of the slut walkers don’t get is that covering up protects their dignity as women. The problem is – as it is with many of this age – is that they want their cake (hot to trot) and eat it too (treated with respect). It’s a communist idea: all of the fun but with none of the consequences. It’s also an implicit rejection of original sin.
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Posted on October 15th, 2013 by Paycheck in Gutter Morality, Homosexuality
…stop being so fuddy duddy.
From the same fools who asked ”How does same-sex “marriage” affected you?”
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Posted on October 3rd, 2013 by Squeaker in Gutter Morality
A Belgian man [sic] has been killed by medical euthanasia after claiming that a botched sex change operation had turned him into “a monster.”
Nathan, born Nancy, Verhelst, 44, was given legal euthanasia, most likely by lethal injection, on the grounds of “unbearable psychological suffering.” (Source)
Please pray for this woman. She had a sex-change operation to become a man, but she didn’t like the result. Bad things happen in your mind when you deny your identity. Under Belgium’s warped euthanasia-on-demand law, she qualified to be put down by a doctor.
She apparently suffered rejection as a child, with her mom wishing that she had been a boy. Brutal. Pray for her soul and for others like her. I don’t suppose the feminists will raise too much of a stink about this, given how they typically side with the euthanasia crowd.
I don’t mean to get technical here, but this was no euthanasia. Euthanasia generally implies hastening somebody’s death when they’re already terminally ill. This was clearly an assisted suicide. But those are trifles.
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Posted on August 12th, 2013 by Paycheck in Gutter Morality
…takes on a whole new meaning….like everything else in this screwed up world.
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TORONTO, July 23, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As evidence mounts regarding the influence former Ontario Deputy Minister of Education Dr. Benjamin Levin exerted in developing the province’s temporarily shelved “sexual diversity” sex-ed curriculum, it has been revealed that the alleged child pornographer also criticized criminal background checks for adults working with school children. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted on July 18th, 2013 by Squeaker in LifeStyle Choices
A lot of the problems surrounding immodest dress stems from an incomplete realization, by both women and men, of just how weak men can be when it comes to visual distractions. Most Catholic men talk a good talk when it comes to chastity and modesty. They have the best of intentions and try hard, but deep down inside they struggle badly with it. This is the rule rather than the exception. Just ask any priest who hears confessions.
Men are wired that way. God knew that the human race would not perpetuate if the decisions to reproduce were left solely to detached and disinterested intellectual calculations. Hence, He created a very strong sexual instinct for both sexes, but more aggressive, intense and relentless in men who are generally called to initiate relationships.
However, as a result of Original Sin, these impulses leave men very vulnerable and in dire need of help from women to minimize unnecessary stimulation. Men get easily aroused and distracted, sometimes without even realizing it or willing it. If an attractive woman sitting in the front pew starts playing with her long hair, I can assure you that dozens of men will have their eyes drawn to her (this is part of the rationale for veils). The same is true when a woman walks in wearing a short skirt or spaghetti straps. Time spent looking at a woman means less time spent listening to the Word of God or uniting themselves to the prayers of the mass.
Obviously, men remain responsible for their thoughts and actions. But they could use some help. Women may not realize how easily men are tempted. It’s like a reflex. It happens automatically and requires a conscious effort of the will to undo. Just as it would be cruel to tempt a recovering alcoholic with some booze, I would argue that immodest dress has an analogous effect. Nobody would dare say to the recovering alcoholic that his struggles are “not my problem” and that he needs to get a grip on himself. We’re called to exercise compassion for the weak. And men are certainly weak in this area, especially in this sexualized culture where stimuli are omnipresent.
Scientists have studied this phenomenon. Experiments were developed where men were asked to wear special glasses with an embedded camera that would record everything they looked at during some social situations. Afterwards, the scientist would review the recordings with the man, who was himself astounded at some of the things his eyes were drawn to without even realizing it. So even men don’t fully understand how weak they are.
The Church has developed objective norms on modest dress that apply not only with a church but for everyday life. Under Pope Pius XI, the following instruction was issued:
“A dress cannot be called decent which is cut deeper than two fingers breadth under the pit of the throat, which does not cover the arms at least to the elbows, and scarcely reaches a bit beyond the knees. Furthermore, dresses of transparent material are improper.” (Source)
A few years later, the Church said that sleeves reaching halfway between the elbow and the shoulder would be “temporarily tolerated“, apparently because women were having trouble finding clothes with sleeves reaching the elbow.
I would add a special tip to women when riding a bike: avoid a loose top. I hate to be graphic, but as you’re bending over your handle bars, a loose top exposes everything.
If you visit Rome today, many churches will not let you enter unless your attire conforms to the above standard. Although it was issued specifically for women’s dress, I think the same standard should be applied to men too. Men are equally responsible to dress modestly because women can also be distracted by immodest dress. However, women are much less vulnerable in this respect because male fashions don’t typically reveal as much as women’s fashions, but also because women’s minds are not as readily hijacked by sexual impulses as is the case for men.
We all have a part to play in bringing about the Kingdom. We’re not supposed to live like the world. We’re supposed to be visibly different. Modest dress is one part of the equation. When I’ve quoted the above teaching from the papacy of Pius XI to Catholic women, they almost universally agree and approve of it. Yet, I’ve seen these same women wearing see-through blouses or spaghetti straps, even in a church. Some of my friends who have spent their entire adult lives arguing for chastity and modesty have, on their wedding day, worn a strapless dress and ordered the same for all the bridesmaids. I don’t understand the contradiction. We can do better.
It’s certainly a sacrifice to adjust one’s wardrobe and endure extra sweat in the summer, but it’s worth it to avoid being a stumbling block for others. I’ve thrown away shorts that didn’t reach my knees. At 6 feet 2 inches, it’s hard for me to find shorts that are long enough. But I manage. I’ve renounced tank tops even though people tell me that I have an athletic build. I don’t take off my shirt when I’m walking down the street (that’s kind of vulgar). And I always wear pants to mass regardless of the heat. It’s not as hard as it may seem. None of this makes me a hero, but just a worthless slave following orders (cf. Luke 17:10). Anybody can do as much.
The call for modest dress among women — both in church and elsewhere — is not an accusatory wagging of the finger, but rather a plea for mercy for your brothers in Christ who try eagerly to respect your dignity but who need some help.
Addendum on the definition of modest dress:
The definition of modest dress cited above was issued by the Cardinal Vicar of Rome on September 24, 1928 in response to an order by Pope Pius XI one month earlier, on August 23, 1928, for the implementation across Italy of a “Crusade Against Immodest Fashions, Especially in Schools Directed by Religious”. This initiative was led by the Sacred Congregation of Religious. The Cardinal Vicar’s definition was part of the letter sent to all Bishops of Italy in September 1928 ordering them to implement this initiative. Given this context, the definition bears more weight than a simple statement by the Cardinal Vicar.
In 1930, Pius XI asked the Sacred Congregation of the Council to issue a letter to the Church throughout the entire world requiring all persons in authority to combat immodest dress. Some elements of the 1928 initiative were extended globally. Although, the definition of modest dress was not contained in the 1930 letter, the context and sequence of events seem to imply that Pius XI had in mind the same definition he was using for the Italy-wide initiative.
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Posted on June 21st, 2013 by Squeaker in Gutter Morality
We had heard about the link between HPV and cervical cancer, but apparently it’s linked to throat cancer as well.
Dr. Brian O’Sullivan, a head and neck cancer specialist at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, says throat cancer linked to HPV is the Western world’s fastest growing cancer. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted on June 20th, 2013 by Squeaker in Gutter Morality
We’re quite used to hearing the liberal establishment make frivolous arguments for the legalization of drug uses, but now they even want the dealers to be excused.
They call it a “disease”. Drug addiction could arguably be called a disease that requires aggressive treatment, but drug dealing? Seriously?
Do they not see how ridiculous their position is?
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Posted on June 15th, 2013 by Squeaker in LifeStyle Choices
New data from the US Census Bureau:
More white Americans are dying than being born for the first time in modern history—suggesting minorities and newcomers will play an important role in fueling the population growth America’s recovering economy needs to thrive.
The number of non-Hispanic white Americans who died in the year ended June 2012 exceeded the number who were born during that period by about 12,400, the first “natural decrease” for this group. (Source)
I’m sure its no better in Europe (probably worse). So globally, it would appear that whites are beginning a slow but steady decline. Granted, the current decline is very modest and partly due to the economic slowdown. However, demographic trends are so hard to change, much like moving tectonic plates. Once they get going, they’re hard to reverse.
You’ll see those numbers accelerate in coming decades as the population ages and more white people kick the bucket.
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Posted on June 14th, 2013 by Squeaker in Gutter Morality
You don’t say? Are you shocked that this would ever happen?
But the problem seems to go beyond the patients simply becoming drug dealers. There’s evidence that the doctors might be in on it. According to one cop:
“We’ve seen some very unusual and high amounts of dried marijuana that’s been prescribed, and there’s just no realistic way that anyone could smoke that much marijuana in one day,” he said. (Source)
Can’t say I’m shocked here either.
Fortunately, it seems that the government has introduced legislation to end the practice of people growing their own dope.
Personally, I think that suffering patients need better support networks and coping skills, not hallucinogenic drugs. It’s tough to have to endure chronic pain and terminal illness, but pot is a lousy pain-killer compared to the good stuff on prescription. It’s the escape that seems to drive users towards pot.
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Posted on May 18th, 2013 by Paycheck in Gutter Morality
The “brave new world” of human cloning apparently has arrived, and critics are waving the warning flags. Oregon-based scientists reported Wednesday (May 15) they had cloned human embryos, reportedly the first successful attempt at such cloning, as a means of producing embryonic stem cells. The researchers extracted stem cells from the clones, destroying the days-old human embryos in the process….(Source)
Human as commodities now. Thank the pro-aborts for that.
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Posted on May 11th, 2013 by Squeaker in Gutter Morality
There’s an organization called ACT that is based in Toronto. ACT stands for AIDS Committee of Toronto. Their website is well aligned with the LGBT agenda. If their mandate is to stop the spread of AIDS, they’re not gonna get there with their current offerings. Their website features an A to Z document that describes some of the most disgusting obscenities you’ve ever heard of. By the way,this is the organization that produced the infamous poster that was hanging in a Toronto classroom.
Here’s a sample of their A to Z porn listing:
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Posted on May 5th, 2013 by Squeaker in Gutter Morality
Having trouble growing your savings? Have your stock market investments become a chronic source of losses? Don’t be too hard on yourself: the markets are increasingly rigged to give institutional traders the opportunity to make money.
The Wall Street Journal reports that high speed traders are exploiting a hidden loophole in the Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s (CME) computer systems, and that the CME has had knowledge that they are profiting from it. (Source)
They make more money because they have access to information before everybody else. By the time us little guys make a trade, the big guys have already reaped their profits and are moving their money out, leaving the rest of us behind in our losses. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted on May 1st, 2013 by Squeaker in Gutter Morality
When the pot-smokers invaded Parliament Hill and other cities across the country a few days ago, openly smoking their dope, the cops did nothing. Makes you wonder who really writes the laws in this land and what legitimacy the cops have when they arbitrarily choose to enforce some laws, ignore others, and sometimes make them up by destroying the property of peaceful pro-life protesters.
Get this quote from a cop in Vancouver:
“Our intention isn’t to necessarily act on those that are committing minor offences,” Montague said. “We would have to take anything that is brought to our attention, we would have to look at and decide whether or not we should act on the information we have.”
Montague noted that over the years, the rally has been a peaceful protest and there’s no reason to suggest anything different this year. (Source)
So if you’re peaceful when you commit and offence, you get a free pass? But if you’re peaceful while not committing an offence, like Cy Winters and Donald Bruneau, you get harassed.
This approach by the police not only shows a lack of guts, but its completely heartless. Pot is not a harmless drug, Mr. Montague. I had a friend who, at the age of 15, was already addicted to pot. His life was in shambles. His brain was so lethargic that even by his early 20s he still couldn’t finish high school. Who’s going to protect this young victims? How about a little compassion from the cops?
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Posted on April 30th, 2013 by Squeaker in LifeStyle Choices
Story here. And it’s not just about teens, as the title of their article suggests. Adults also lose out compared to those who never smoked pot.
So much for the “harmless” drug. If you don’t want to become dumber, stay away from pot.
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Posted on April 28th, 2013 by Paycheck in LifeStyle Choices
As the crown of God’s creation, the female body deserves nothing short of reverent patience.
Precisely. To truly love and respect oneself, to truly understand and respect sex, is to truly understand the meaning of both. The fact that our culture today does not respect our bodies or sex means it doesn’t understand the purpose or the meaning of sex.
You don’t throw a way your life savings because a swindler is trying to sell you some swampland in Florida. Likewise, you don’t throw away something so fundamental to a human person by being promiscuous.
Virginity is a gift. Even the sickos want virgins and are willing to pay hefty dollars to get one. Why is that? Because there is something special about them. Even in their own perverted, sick minds, they recognize a fundamental truth.
Sex can only have true meaning when virginity is prized in a culture. It means the individual who is a virgin is 1) into self control and 2) has a healthy self worth and 3) really understands what sex means. That’s something very special indeed to find in a person.
It’s the one thing that can’t be taken back once given. Almost everything else can be duplicated or forgiven or revisited in a relationship….except that.
It’s no coincidence that the value of life is given the same level of respect as virginity….for the same reason.
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